popular topics in babies and toddlers

  • Crying Baby Girl
    Babies and Toddlers
    Decoding Your Baby's Cries: How to Figure Out What She Needs
    Suddenly, your baby starts wailing. Is she hungry? Overtired? In pain? Or does she just need to let out some steam? Figuring out the source of babies' cries can be tough, especially for first-time parents. Here's everything you need to know about...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Newborn hand holding mother
    Babies and Toddlers
    What's It REALLY Like Having a Newborn Baby at Home?
    The arrival of your little bundle of joy means you've entered the brave, new world of parenthood. Pregnancy is in the past. No more doctor visits, no more blood draws, and no more labor pains. The unsolicited advice is sure to continue, though, s...
    Steven Auger
  • How Much and How Often to Bottle Feed
    Formula
    How Much and How Often to Formula Feed
    When I brought my first son home, my husband and I were totally freaked out about how much and how often to formula feed. Our little guy was only eating about an ounce at the time. We were convinced he wasn't eating enough and that would lead to ...
  • Close Up of Sleeping Baby
    Babies and Toddlers
    Understanding (and Coping With) Sleep Regression in Your Child
    For parents of little ones, sleep is a precious commodity. As valuable as the air you breathe and the food you eat. Sleep is just as, if not more, important for babies and infants. And as it always seems to be the way, just when your bundle of jo...
    Steven Auger
  • Happy mom and baby boy
    Babies and Toddlers
    How to Handle Reflux & Spit Up in Your Infant
    Most babies spit up, and some babies are diagnosed with acid reflux. I was a naive, mother-to-be who envisioned my son sleeping peacefully in his beautiful new crib -- a girl can dream, right? Fast forward a few months, and my son had two extreme...
    Courtney Key
  • Anxious Young Girl
    Babies and Toddlers
    What To Do When Your Child Has Separation Anxiety
    Separation anxiety is something almost every child experiences and it can crop up at various times of life. Early childhood is most frequent, but sometimes older kids experience it too when they face their first sleepover, overnight camp or even ...
    Laura Richards
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Toddler Behavior and Discipline
    Your One-Year-Old: Beginning Discipline
    Your One-Year-Old: Beginning DisciplineRule #1: The word "discipline" means teaching, not punishing. Understand that, at this age, baby is beginning to learn the word no. Only use it when you mean it, and expect baby to challenge you on it every...
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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  • Homemade Baby Food Recipes
    Babies and Toddlers
    4 Easy-to-Make Baby Food Recipes
    Making your own healthy and wholesome baby food recipes is easy. Organic foods are best but, if that's not possible for everything, try to to buy organic for the following on what's called the Dirty Dozen list. This includes: apples, peaches, nec...
    Laura Richards
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Winter Coats and Car Seats: An Unsafe Mix
    Protecting your little one is a major concern for all parents, and if you live in a cold and snowy climate, add winter coats and car seats to your list. Thankfully, the American Academy of Pediatrics, through its HealthyChildren.org website, offe...
    Steven Auger
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Tips To Ease Teething Pain in Your Baby or Toddler
    There are a handful of reasons babies cry. Outside of the three most common - tired, hungry, and in need of a diaper change –teething is another source of tears. But no matter what the cause, no parent likes to see her little one upset. The Ame...
    Steven Auger
  • Little Tikes Tunnel and Dome Climber
    Best Toys
    Top 10 New Outdoor Toys for Summer
    It's time to stock up on summer toys for your kids! Check out these fun new summer toys and games that are sure to be a hit for yard and beach playtime. Also, search our Toy Finder for new ride-on toys and bikes for all ages. ...
    Erin Dower
  • Babies and Toddlers
    10 Baby Sign Language Words to Teach Your Little One
    For new parents, communicating with your bundle of joy presents a daily puzzle that needs solving. Without the ability so speak, babies rely on crying to express their needs and emotions. One way to bridge the communication gap is through the use...
    Steven Auger
  • Babies and Toddlers
    The AAP Offers New Guidelines to Help Protect Against SIDS
    On Monday, October 24, 2016, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released revised guidelines focusing on improving SIDS prevention methods. SIDS is one of three types of Sudden Unexplained Infant Deaths (SUID) according to the Centers for Di...
    Steven Auger
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Handing the Keys to the Babysitter? Take These Important Steps First
    We trust our babysitters to feed our kids,, rock them to sleep, and tend to boo-boos, but asking a babysitter to drive our little ones to soccer practice, library time, or music class requires another level of trust. Before handing the keys to th...
    Warren Clarke
  • Introducing Cereal to Infants
    Starting Solids
    When Should You Introduce Cereal to Your Infant?
    It's hard to know when your baby is ready for cereals and other solid foods. We got a doctor to weigh in on exactly when to start solids. ...
  • Baby Name Finder
    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
    familyeducation editors
  • Pile of Colored Craft Sticks
    Crafts for Kids
    5 Ways to Use Craft Sticks for Play
      We are always looking for cheap ways to play, and a bag of craft sticks definitely fits that inexpensive bill. Craft sticks are popsicle sticks that come in several different sizes and colors, and don't require sticky mess clean-up before us...